Nexus devices are increasing in number because when Google first announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android, it was quite exciting. This was the first to come with a proper hardware and a better camera.
But now rumors are that one more device is being converted to Nexus. Suspicion on HTC One, which was another handset to get the Nexus tag, ended when a company spokesperson reportedly revealed that they are not planning to make a Nexus edition of the HTC One.
If it was to be converted into a Nexus Device, the market would be enriched with a number of positive aspects. It was also reported that, someone who has a lot of inside information on HTC, had said that he knew "for a fact" that a "Senseless HTC One" will come. He said that it should come by the end of the summer. But on the other had HTC spokesman discarded the hint by saying, "HTC is not currently planning a ‘Nexus Edition' of the HTC One." That may well be true, just as there's no such thing as a "Nexus Edition" Samsung Galaxy S4, only a "Google Edition" S4.
Reportedly, also from the sources of Geek.com who said that HTC is working on a version of the HTC One running stock Android Jelly Bean instead of its usual Sense UI.
Although, as of now there is a very vague information as to whether HTC is working with Google or not but this will be resolved soon if the HTC One Nexus device will appear on Google Play Store or through HTC's own online store. It was also reported that Hugo Barra had briefly mentioned the HTC One during the keynote before announcing the S4 with stock Android, so possibilities linger on HTC's ties with Google.
Rumors are that the device is expected to release only in the US. HTC's flagship smartphone has always been praised for its metal design and front facing speakers, but many critics have argued saying that the company's Sense user interface is holding the device back.
To recall the specs, the HTC One is equipped with a 4.7-inch 1080p full HD display, a 1.7Ghz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 4.3-ultrapixel rear camera and 2.1MP secondary camera. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) which is upgradable to v4.2.2. Connectivity includes 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi. Edge, NFC. It is powered by Li-Po 2300 mAh battery. Price and availability of the HTC One Nexus remains a mystery.